- 10 11 23
- 7:15 pm
METALLICA SHOW with a Symphony Orchestra
A team of like-minded professionals has dared to revive the legendary show, combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra and breathe a new life into classical hit singles like Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman. The persistent work of top-level arrangers, a conductor, and rock musicians allowed us to align every single note.
In April 1999 American conductor Michael Kamen together with Metallica recorded a unique concert called S&M – Symphony and Metallica. The worldwide-known rockers backed by a San Francisco Symphony played 21 songs before a multi-thousand crowd. Because of complex
arrangements the show had to be split into two days.
The band and the famous conductor received a Grammy for “The Call of Ktulu” track, and the double DVD became a cult. But the most intriguing fact about that concert was that it became unique, literally! A few years later Michael Kamen died, and all hopes for a live show of this kind disappeared. Moreover, it turned out to be the final recording of Jason Newsted as a Metallica bassist, and after that release, the most famous rock band in the world became submerged into hiatus. Even though the DVD became multi-platinum, the band only tried to repeat that show 20 years later, and once again – without touring.